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Memories consume
Like opening the wound
I'm picking me apart again
You all assume
I'm safe here in my room
Unless I try to start again...

I don't want to be the one
The battles always choose
'Cause inside I realize
That I'm the one confused

I don't know what's worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
I don't know why I instigate
And say what I don't mean
I don't know how I got this way
I know it's not alright
So I'm breaking the habit
I'm breaking the habit tonight

Clutching my cure
I tightly lock the door
I try to catch my breath again
I hurt much more
Than anytime before
I had no options left again...

I don't want to be the one
The battles always choose
'Cause inside I realize
That I'm the one confused

I don't know what's worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
I don't know why I instigate
And say what I don't mean
I don't know how I got this way
I'll never be alright
So I'm breaking the habit
I'm breaking the habit tonight

I'll paint it on the walls
'Cause I'm the one at fault
I'll never fight again
And this is how it ends

I don't know what's worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
But now I have some clarity
To show you what I mean
I don't know how I got this way
I'll never be alright
So I'm breaking the habit
I'm breaking the habit
I'm breaking the habit tonight



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    ShelbyShinodaSep 12, 2008 at 9:49 pm
    Like where do i begin, this is one of the most meaningful songs you will ever here. This is the only song that's actually made an impact in my life and the way i live it so know I really appreciate linkin park & most importantly this song:

    Ok well first of all it's about trying to move on from something that you may have done in your past or doing in the present, but you can't because the memories keep coming back and they're filling up all your thoughts. You don't feel like you can trust anyone and tell them how you're feeling or you don't feel like anybody will actually understand. So, you keep it all locked inside putting on a "brave" face while you continuously hurt inside.

    "I don't want to the one the battles always choose"
    This might be the most powerful line in the song. At this point you're feeling like why does all this bullshit keep happening to me, do i really deserve this. This is where things go wrong because now you're feeling like if bad things are always going to happen to me i may as well try to ease the pain. You turn to some form of release whether it's self harming, drugs, alcohol or whatever it's usually not very good for you. You start to feel lost and sort of misplaced but somewhere between all that madness you finally realize "No, this is not right. This is not how i should be living my life" You finally come face to face with yourself and say I'm going to stop this, break the habit and start again. You don't know how you're going to do it or where to even start, but you feel like when you've hit rock bottom you can only go up.

    Yeah it was long i know, & I apologize (:
  • j
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    JASP01Jul 29, 2010 at 5:49 am
    Cutting wrists? No, this song is about drug use. He explains his problem, and that he's breaking his habit. This song is awesome to listen to about breaking any bad habits, but in particular this song is about drug use--"clutching my cure, ... say what I don't mean, ... LIKE opening the wound, I'll never fight again, ... etc".
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  • m
    +2
    madetosing1Mar 13, 2009 at 11:28 am
    This song is my favorite song because it helps people stop doing drug listen to it ones a day and if u are on drugs you can stop.
  • d
    +2
    dirtylittlesecretOct 27, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    I don't think its at all about breaking the law or doing anything like that. Pherhaps its his feelings he's trying to break the habit of his feelings.
  • w
    +1
    waynerMay 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    pete wentz is hot... anyway, its talking about how he knows it's wrong to cut his wrists and he's struggling not to

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